Jamie Kompon leaving Blackhawks for job in WHL

Jamie Kompon leaving Blackhawks for job in WHL
July 8, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Jamie Kompon has spent the past two seasons as the Blackhawks' assistant coach. Now he'll join another Hawks team in a bigger role.

Kompon will reportedly be introduced Wednesday as the new coach and general manager of the Portland Winterhawks, according to Gregg Drinnan. The Winterhawks play in the Western Hockey League. Kompon joined the Blackhawks' staff prior to the 2012-13 season that ended with the Blackhawks winning their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. Kompon had hoisted the Cup with the Los Angeles Kings the season before that as part of their coaching staff.

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The 47-year-old Kompon also worked with Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville with the St. Louis Blues in the late 1990s and early 2000s.